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Friday's gossip column

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Chelsea are battling it out with Arsenal for Inter Milan's £18m-rated striker Mario Balotelli.
Full story: Daily Mail

Chelsea have also been linked with a £13.5m move for Santos striker Neymar. (Daily Mail)

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is set to land Switzerland World Cup keeper Eldin Jakupovic as competition for current number one Heurelho Gomes.
Full story: Daily Mirror

AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso could be heading for the Premier League after talks over extending his contract at the Italian club broke down.
Full story: The Sun

Newcastle have turned down the opportunity to sign former England defender Sol Campbell who is now a free agent after leaving Notts County.
Full story: Daily Mirror

The Magpies however, could move for former Newcastle midfielder Laurent Robert who is a free agent after leaving Larissa.
Full story: Daily Mirror

But, Robert's plea to be given an opportunity at St James' Park is likely to go unanswered.
Full story: The Times

Stoke want to sign Huddersfield keeper Alex Smithies in a £3m deal and then loan him back to the Terriers.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Burnley want on-loan striker David Nugent to join on loan from Portsmouth on a permanent basis.
Full story: The Times

Birmingham are being linked with a move for Valencia forward Nikola Zigic in January.
Full story: The Times

Peterborough United boss Mark Cooper is setting up a move for Crewe's giant striker Calvin Zola when the transfer window opens in January.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Malky Mackay, the Watford manager, does not expect to have to sell players despite the club's precarious financial situation.
Full story: The Times


Notts County director of football Sven-Goran Eriksson is on the brink of quitting the League Two club because he is not being paid the full amount of his seven-figure contract.
Full story: Daily Mail

The 32 nations who made it to South Africa will share a jackpot of more than £250m next summer.
Full story: The Sun

Meanwhile, 200m people across the globe are expected to watch Friday's World Cup draw.
Full story: The Sun

Football fans will also be able to watch next year's World Cup in 3D for the first time.
Full story: Daily Telegraph


Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has hit out at the lack of loyalty shown to him by fans at his former club, Manchester United.
Full story: The Sun

Middlesbrough have offered fans a gamble - anyone buying a half-season ticket by 21 December will get their money back if Gordon Strachan's men go on a winning streak of four games in a row.
Full story: Daily Mirror

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see also
Transfers - November 2009
30 Nov 09 |  Football
Friday's Scottish gossip
04 Dec 09 |  Scottish Premier
Thursday's gossip column
03 Dec 09 |  Gossip
Thursday's Scottish gossip
03 Dec 09 |  Scottish Premier
Wednesday's gossip column
02 Dec 09 |  Gossip
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
02 Dec 09 |  Scottish Premier
Tuesday's gossip column
01 Dec 09 |  Gossip
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
01 Dec 09 |  Scottish Premier

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